Each Christmas Eve when I was young, my DJ dad would spin holiday tunes for my mom, sister and I into the wee hours of the night. Now as an adult, my sister, her family and I have kept this tradition going. Last Christmas Eve we introduced my favourite holiday songs (taken from my Dad’s Christmas Eve playlist) to my then 2-year-old niece.
She took to these songs right away. I assumed the classic Chipmunks’ tune “Christmas Don’t Be Late” would be her favourite, but was pleasantly surprised when she continued shouting over-and-over again, “Let them know it’s Christmas time” from the iconic ’80s Band Aid song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Below is music that comes from my family to share with yours. I believe you’ll find there is a song in this list for everyone.
|Do They Know It’s Christmas?||Band Aid||Do They Know It’s Christmas?|
|All I Want for
Christmas Is You
|Mariah Carey||Merry Christmas|
(Baby Please Come Home)
|U2||A Very Special Christmas,
|Last Christmas||Wham!||All Time Greatest Christmas Album 2001|
|Frosty the Snowman||The Ronettes||A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector|
|Santa Claus Is Coming to Town||The Crystals||A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector|
|Sleigh Ride||The Ronettes||A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector|
|Little Saint Nick||The Beach Boys||Christmas With the Beach Boys|
|I Saw Mommy Kissing
|John Mellencamp||A Very Special Christmas,
|The Chipmunk Song
(Christmas Don’t Be Late)
|The Chipmunks||Christmas With the Chipmunks|
Visit the iTunes store to put together your version of this playlist. Happy holidays!
Read more of Carly’s entertainment picks in her What’s playing? blog.
What are your favourite holiday songs?